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Rhys Wakefield: Filming 'Sanctum' was Pure Escapism

Rhys Wakefield: Filming 'Sanctum' was Pure Escapism

Meet Rhys Wakefield!

The 22-year-old Aussie actor stars in Sanctum, a 3-D underwater adventure under the watch of executive producer James Cameron. Here’s what Rhys had to share about the experience with L.A. Confidential magazine:

On preparing for his role as an underwater cave explorer:“The role was incredibly physical. At one point, they had me swimming for two hours a day, doing breath holds, rock climbing, fighting and ropes training as well as keeping up with a regular gym regime.”

On the scariest part about working with James Cameron: “Doing night shoots in a big outdoor tank!”

On the best part: “Pure escapism. It was a lot of fun immersing myself – literally – in a completely foreign underwater environment. I’m excited to see how audiences react to the space, especially with the addition of 3-D.”

Also pictured inside is a shot of Rhys from V magazine, where he was named one of the stars of New Hollywood!

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11 Responses to “Rhys Wakefield: Filming 'Sanctum' was Pure Escapism”

  1. 1
    Stephanie Says:

    OMG I remember watching him on Home And Away 5 years ago! Time has flown!

  2. 2
    Blast From Your Azz Says:


  3. 3
    prairie pig Says:

    Ewww. Are those boogers under his nose in the second pic

  4. 4
    Sligo ^_^ cute Says:

    Just 5 year ago think 10

  5. 5
    dawn Says:

    not another home and away actor

  6. 6
    hot... Says:

    Rhys is a very talented actor, loved him in the Black Balloon.

  7. 7
    ida Says:

    @prairie pig:
    No, that´s not how the original pic looks… I guess it´s because it´s a scan!
    Here´s the original:

  8. 8
    ModestMouse Says:

    @dawn: …but this one is actually a good actor. Has anybody seen The Black Balloon? He was fantastic in that.

  9. 9
    dannie Says:

    OMG I loved him on Home and Away.

  10. 10
    reb Says:

    What is it with the obsession Americans have with Austrailian actors? I don’t get it?

  11. 11
    Fiona Says:


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